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The 2021 film “Nightmare Alley” is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray on March 22nd via 20th Century Studios (Disney). The film, directed and co-written by Guillermo del Toro, stars Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette, Willem Dafoe, Richard Jenkins, Rooney Mara, Ron Perlman, Mary Steenburgen, and David Strathairn. It is certainly worth noting, at the time of writing, this film is “Certified Fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes.
The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound. The 4K UHD Blu-ray will come in the form of a “combo pack” with its Blu-ray Disc counterpart. Both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and the Blu-ray releases will include a digital code (copy) of the film.
UPDATE: You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. You can also find the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray available for preorder over at Best Buy. It’s also worth noting that retailer Best Buy will also be getting an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook (pictured below) which is now available for preorder as well.
The bonus materials set to be included with both the 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-rau are listed below.
- Del Toro’s Neo Noir – Writer-director Guillermo del Toro and his standout cast decipher the dark, complicated world of Nightmare Alley. The filmmaker reveals how his take on noir is rooted in classic cinema but offers an accessible, modern narrative.
- Beneath the Tarp – Production designer Tamara Deverell and her talented team skillfully delivered both a decaying traveling carnival world and a gilded Art Deco high society with striking visuals. We explore how this design supported del Toro’s genre-bending filmmaking.
- What Exists in the Fringe – Costume designer Luis Sequeira unravels his collaboration with Guillermo del Toro and reveals the symbolism that’s constantly at play in the film’s carefully crafted wardrobe’s design.
Further below, after the break, you can find the trailer for the film and the official announcement regarding the home video releases.
Amazon Commissions Earned
There will be a “Columbia Classics 4K Ultra HD Collection Volume 2“ coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on October 12th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The limited edition 6-film collection will include the following films:
- “Anatomy of a Murder” (1959)
- “Oliver!” (1968)
- “Taxi Driver” (1976)
- “Stripes” (1981)
- “Sense and Sensibility” (1995)
- “The Social Network” (2010)
These six different films spanning decades have all received 4K restorations and will be getting new sound mixes unless otherwise noted below. All of the films will be presented in 4K resolution with HDR10 form of high dynamic range. And, two films (“Taxi Driver” and “The Social Network”) will be presented in Dolby Vision form of HDR as well. All of the films with the exception of one (“Taxi Driver”) will also get new Dolby Atmos sound mixes as well as their original 5.1 and in some cases Mono lossless mixes. All of the details regarding those tech specs and such can be found a bit further below. All six films will get a digital code (copy) for each in 4K, via Movies Anywhere.
UPDATE: The release date has been pushed back yet again (to 10/12), from its originally slated 9/14 release. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray set available for preorder over at Amazon. Via that preorder listing, you can find a hi-res image glimpse at the interior of the packaging (seen below).
The release will come with some physical extras in the form of an 80-page booklet and a bonus Blu-ray Disc that will feature 20 classic Columbia Pictures shorts in HD for the first time, including “The Three Stooges – Disorder in the Court” from 1936. The booklet will include six essays about each of the films and are detailed below.
“… six all-new incisive essays from renowned writers Julie Kirgo, John Kenrick, Glenn Kenny, Michael G. McDunnah, Kayti Burt and Nev Pierce.”
You can find the full details below after the break about this upcoming limited edition 4K UHD Blu-ray box set.
The 2018 Gus Van Sant directed film “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot” starring Joaquin Phoenix is coming to Blu-ray Disc on October 9th via Lionsgate. The film, based on the true story / book by John Callahan, co-stars Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara, Jack Black, and Carrie Brownstein. The film is (at time of writing) “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes, where it currently carries a 75% rating. Tech specs for the release include full 1080p HD video in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. The title is now yet available for pre-order, but stay tuned for an update. A Digital Copy of the film will be included. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.
- “Inside the Accident” Featurette
- “Inside the Hospital” Featurette
Further below, after the break, you can find the full official announcement for this upcoming Blu-ray release.